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Lagos News

Lagos to be Africa's largest city by 2020

In its 2010 report on Africa's growth the United Nations agency for human settlements, UN Habitat, has stated that Lagos is to take over from Cairo as Africa
Accra News

Accra’s streets to be named

In an effort to make the city more navigable, Accra
Lagos News

Unliveable Lagos

Lagos has come fifth from the bottom in the Economist Intelligence Unit
Lagos News

Lagos city hall reopens after renovations

The historic city hall on Lagos Island, the seat of the secretariat of the Lagos Island local government authority, is back in use after a restoration costing N5.2 billion. Built in 1968 as the se...
Arusha News

Arusha aims for city status

Arusha may finally get its long-awaited official upgrade from municipal town to city, which has been in the administrative pipeline for over five years. Deputy minister for local governments and regio...
Accra News

Accra Millennium City

Accra is to be developed into a Millennium City under the Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI), a programme that aims to assist sub-Saharan cities in their efforts to reduce poverty by the year 2015....
Cape Town News

Cape Town cemeteries get clean up

The city of Cape Town has issued a warning to residents about
Dar Es Salaam News

Illegal water siphoning causing erratic supplies

Two locations in the Sinza area of Dar es Salaam have allegedly been found to be the sites of huge illegal water siphoning operations, according to the Daily News. Water company Dar es Salaam Wate...
Addis Ababa News

New map for Addis Ababa.

Travelling around Addis Ababa has become even easier with the launch of a new city map prepared by the urban governance and decentralization programme of the German development cooperation agency in c...
Nairobi News

Nairobi set for transformation.

Nairobi is headed for a major transformation under the new minister for Nairobi metropolitan development Mutula Kilonzo. The former lawyer of ex president Daniel arap Moi and secretary general of Ora...
Cape Town News

Renowned Cape Town gardens to get facelift.

Company Gardens in central Cape Town are to get a facelift over the coming year. Plans for the overhaul of the site between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street include the conversion of the Bo...
Lagos News

Lagos mega city bill gets boost.

President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has given new impetus to plans for special federal legislation regulating the development of Lagos in recognition of its status as a mega city. The bill will cover such a...
Cape Town News

Electricity alerts on TV.

National electricity company Eskom has decided to issue colour-coded warnings during television advertising breaks to notify consumers when power supplies are running low, the BBC news website reports...
Addis Ababa News

Deadly blasts hit capital.

At least four people have been killed and dozens more injured in a series of explosions in Addis Ababa, international news sources report. Six bombs went off in the morning of 12 May, mostly in the cr...
Maputo News

Bicycles for the police.

The Mozambican interior ministry has been given 50 special police bicycles as well as safety kits, helmets and spare parts as part of a United States-backed initiative to improve community policing in...
Cape Town News

Shack fires claim over 100 lives in 2005.

More than 100 people died in shack fires in Cape Towns crowded informal settlements in 2005, according to the communications division of the city council. Over 8,000 shacks are thought to have been de...
Lagos News

More street lighting for Rome

The city has launched a new project to light areas of Rome not already illuminated at night. Over 53,000 lights will be installed in approximately 3,700 streets at a cost of


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